Red

2007 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2016 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 99

  • PopularCar Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 9, 2019 - Honored the passing of John Shafer with a great bottle of Hillside at North Pond, Chicago

    It’s a powerful Napa Cab in a very good way. It’s drinking beautifully now or can sit for many years. I’d probably prefer it in another 3+ years but there’s nothing “wrong” with it today.

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: 98 points

    February 28, 2019 - Great showing, Exotic nose (classic HHS), Dark blue and black fruits, loads of baking spices, vanilla, intense and massive yet maintains great balance. This is drinking well now, but will get better as the tannins are still fairly big however kept in check with the massive fruit core. Love it.

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  • dcwino wrote: 98 points

    February 28, 2019 - Mostly Napa Cabernet Dinner (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner, VA): Explosive nose displaying crème de cassis, blackberry liqueur, black cherry, caramel, vanilla, flower and limestone dust and a hint of lead pencil. Unbelievable concentration, layers upon layers of intense ripe black fruit, unctuous, 10W-40, bright acidity, strong mineral, very fine tannins and never ending finish. This is a monster scale Napa cult.

  • webbaker Likes this wine: 100 points

    February 26, 2019 - Yanked a bottle from my cellar and took it out to LA to taste with Joe at Mastro's in Thousand Oaks. Pop and pour. Tannins were fully integrated, which surprised me a little. Very pure fruit flavor, red raspberry. Perfect balance, perfect wine.

  • HOS wrote: 95 points

    August 3, 2018 - Brought for a wedding. Still very primary. Strong fruit, hints of chocolate in a smooth, full bodied wine. An absolute baby.

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Decanter

  • By William Kelley
    Shafer Hillside Select Vertical, 6/30/2017 (link)

    (Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2007 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2017), 5/17/2017 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Hillside Select
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Codes 013528400023, 833959003439

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 38 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,445 (76%)
  • Consumed 1,725 (24%)

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